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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 22nd Sep 16, 8:25 AM
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    Excel and Windows Update
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 8:25 AM
    Excel and Windows Update 22nd Sep 16 at 8:25 AM
    Has anyone else had problems with Excel after this latest update?

    I lost loads of functionality, in particular I could change the orientation of pages, I couldn't move page breaks, I couldn't set print area and other minor niggles

    Just curious really, I've now restored to my previous version (even though I'm only a 'normal user' ) and it's all good.
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    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 22nd Sep 16, 9:06 AM
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    It would be helpful if you could supply the version of Office/excel you are using such as 2007,2010,2013,2016. It may be a KB update to your specific version causing a problem.
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    • bod1467
    • By bod1467 22nd Sep 16, 9:07 AM
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    Windows updates shouldn't affect Office ... did you select to receive updates for other MS products alongside Windows updates?
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    • peachyprice
    • By peachyprice 22nd Sep 16, 9:26 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 9:26 AM
    It's office 2012. The 'updates for other MS products' box is not ticked.

    It shouldn't affect it, but it did! Update installed, Excel broken, update uninstalled, Excel fixed. It could just be a peculiarity of this laptop, is has many.

    I'm not too bothered about a fix, a new lap top is on it's way, on which I'll be installing Office 2016, so for now I've turned off auto restart.

    It just seemed a curious thing to stop working properly.
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    • Fightsback
    • By Fightsback 22nd Sep 16, 9:28 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 9:28 AM
    Windows updates shouldn't affect Office ... did you select to receive updates for other MS products alongside Windows updates?
    Originally posted by bod1467
    There has been some recent duff excel updates however does not pertain to this situation:

    http://www.infoworld.com/article/3098898/microsoft-windows/excel-refusing-to-open-files-blame-the-kb-3115322-3115262-security-updates.html
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    • By Fightsback 22nd Sep 16, 9:31 AM
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 9:31 AM
    It's office 2012. The 'updates for other MS products' box is not ticked..
    Originally posted by peachyprice
    You should tick it as a security update for the OS or other component may have affected how Office interacts with the OS and as such also requires an update, Office uses shared libraries and undocumented API's.
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